Lumpkin County tax commissioner arrested on drug charges

Lumpkin County tax commissioner Michael David Young

The tax commissioner of Lumpkin County has been arrested on charges related to unauthorized possession of controlled substances, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The GBI says they Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office contacted them to investigation allegations that 57-year-old Michael David Young as utilizing the influence of his office to obtain illegal drugs.

During the GBI investigation, the GBI was unable to establish the use of the office for illegal drugs; however, the GBI was able to establish Young was illegally obtaining and using prescription pills.

Young was charged with possession of schedule II-controlled substance, use of communication facility to commit a felony, and conspiracy to purchase controlled substances.

Young turned himself into the Lumpkin County Detention Center where he was booked on the above charges. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be given to the Enotah Judicial Circuit for prosecution.